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Jim Linnell Turns Spinal Cord Injury into Dramatic Memoir

Jim Linnell

August 29, 2019 – Jim Linnell, UNM Theatre Professor Emeritus, is the author of “Take It Lying Down: Finding My Feet After a Spinal Cord Injury.” Linnell was six months from retirement as the dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts when he suffered a freak accident that left him almost totally paralyzed. In his book, and in his frank discussion with correspondent Megan Kamerick, he chronicles his struggle to regain independence as he looks back over his life and ponders his future.

Guest:
Jim Linnell, UNM Theatre Professor Emeritus, author of “Take It Lying Down”

For Further Reading/Listening:

Former Dean Recounts His Struggle After Spinal InjuryKUNM

New normal: Retired UNM dean recounts his recovery and determination to heal in memoirAlbuquerque Journal